Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1873 Page 6
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e 2SEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY A\D AKN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, proprietor. Volume XXXVIII No. 80 | amusements this evening. GRAND OPTRA nOUSlv, Twenty-third st and Eighth 4v.-Ukclb Sam. fowkry THEATRE, llowcry.?Ah Ibisd Fabci? Dkstint, Ac. THEATRE COMIQl'E. No. 614 Broadway.-DaAHA, Surlkbquk AHI< Oua NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE. 728 and 730 Broadway.? A lux. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, corner Thirtieth at? Eknani. Afternoon and Evening. ATHFNEI'M. No. lit fcrouilwar -cband Varistt EhWbtaihmbmt. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Fourteenth street?Italiah Ofkra?Child or thk Kxuinknt. * *'T 1 friri to'Di' I'. nHoAnth a^PDltt l if* fir Thlril I UfiKM A r> uir?i ?v?Das SiirTP*o?rssT. NIFLO'S GARDEN. Broadway, between Prlnco and Houston streets?Lio im> I ?>ioa FT. .IAMBS' THEATRE, Broadway and 28th at? Bobusque Opera?Lucrkiua Bohuia. PIVMPIC THEATRE. Ilmadway. between Houston Snd Bleeckvr streete?IIusptv Humptt. UNION SQUARE THEATRE. I'nlon square. between [Broadway and Kourtb a' -A Business Woman. ' WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway and Thirteenth Street?Datid Oaniuck. UNION LEAGUE THEATRE, Madison ay. and 26th st? (americans in i'auis, ac'. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third street, corner Sixth lavenuc.?Daddy O'Howd. MRF. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE? JMontk Cbisto. BUYANTF OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third St.. corner |Btll aV.? NltOUO MlNSTRKI-SV Ac. TONY l'AFTOR'S OPLRA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery? rvabiktt entertainment. 1 FTEINWAY HALL. Fourteenth street?Readings fromy jbbakspearr. FEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618 Broadway? priencm and Art. ^TRTPI.E SHEET. New York,''Friday, March 81, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents oi tlie * Herald. "THE CITY CHARTER AND THE SENATORIAL SOLON'S! MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING"? EDITORIAL LEADER? sixth pack. TR0GRKS9 OP TnE BILL OF VESTED RIGHTS FOR THE EMPIRE CITY! IT IS REPORTED IN THE STATE SENATE I CUSTOM HOUSE STRATEGY! DENOUNCING CONGRESSMEN! DEFEAT OF THE BOND AND MORTGAGE TAX EXEMPTION BILL?Third PAGE. CHARTER AMENDMENTS! THE SENATE COMMITTEE RESOLVE UPON THE RETENTION OF THE ASSISTANT ALDERMEN AND THE BESTOWAL OF THE APPOINTING POWER UPON THE MAYOR AND THE ALDERMANIC CHIEFS! THE AMENDED ARTICLES?THIRD Page. MR. GLADSTONE ANNOUNCES, AMID A STORM OF APPLAUSE FROM THE COMMONS, HIS REAS8UMPT10N OF THE PREMIERSHIP! STATING THE SITUATION ! DISRAELI EULOGIZED IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS? Seventh Page. VUBAH ASSAULT! VIX>7> i 11K, 1UWJN U? LAKl> JAL! THE SPANIARDS REINFORCED FROM HOLOUIN! CONFLICTING CLAIMS OF VIC1ORY?Seventh Page. EUROPE BY CABLE! CARLIST COMPLICATIONS ARISING BETWEEN FRANCE AND SPAIN! CASTELAR IIOLDS TniERS' GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE! PROBABLE RENEWAL OF THE WOLVERHAMPTON RIOTS? Seventh Page. A SPECK OF WAR! THE BRITISH VICE CONSUL'S nODSE ILLKOALLY ENTERED BY THE AUTHORITIES OF PORTO PLATA! AN EX-GOVERNOR AND HIS SONS DRAGGED FROM THE SHELTER OF THE BRITISH FLAG! A WAR SHIP SENT FOR! INTENSE AGITATION! SAMANA SUMMARIZED? Fourth Page. FOSTER TO BE HANGED TO-DAY! GROUNDLESS HOPES AND A FINAL ENDEAVOR! THE SCAFFOLD AND THE AWFUL NOTES OF PREPARATION?Siventh Page. U'ELnANEY, THE BOSTON WIFE MURDERER, TO BE HANGED TO-DAY! THE STORY OF THE CRIME! GETTING READY FOR THE VINDICATION OF OUTRAGED LAWSEVKNTH PAGE. STARTLING EXPOSURE OP THE AFFAIRS OF A ' "BANK CLOSED!" THE BULL'S HEAD BANK ROBBED OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF ITS FUNDS! A SYSTEMATIC AND MOST SUCCESSFUL PECULATION! HOW THE BANK HAS STOOD AND STANDS NOW? Fiftii Paok. TL'E FORGERIES UPON TOE BANK OF ENGLAND! ARREST IN THIS CITY OF THE ALLEGED PRINCIPAL! HE 19 llELI) FOR TRIAL BY THE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER? Fifth Pauk. WABASH AND FORT WAYNE! AUSTIN'S MANIPULATION OF THE CONTINENTAL RANK ! ARREST OF THE CHIEF OPERATOR! THE "WAY TOE SWINDLE WAS WORKED? Fifth Pauk. SPECIAL ITEMS OF NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL CAPITAL?ARMY AND NAVY NOTES? Thikh Paus. KEW JERSET REDEEMED ! THE GENERAL RAILROAD BILL PASSES THE LEGISLATURE I THE SCENES IN BOTH HOUSES I NO LOCAL OPTION TO BE PERMITTED? Eighth Paob. WHY NOT APPLY SHERIDAN'S REMEDY ? INDIAN RAIDS UPON MEXICO FROM ARIZONA I COCHISE'S CUTTOROATS MURDERING AND DESPOILING WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES? Fot'KTU paok. AMERICAN FASHIONS FOR SPRING! A BRILLIANT SHOWING OF GORGEOUS COSTHMFm THE STYLES. MATERIALS AND TRIMMINGS?Fifth Page. GOLD ADVANCING ! THE CLIQUE AND THE GOVERNMENT SALE I STOCKS DECLINING I FAILURES IN BUSINESS IN 1872? REAL ESTATE?MUNICIPAL?ElOHTH PAGE. Premier Gladstone'b Statement to the British Parliament.?The British Ministerial CriBis is ended and Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet difficulty conciliated. The Premier detailed all the circumstances connected with its inception and close to the Parliament, amid an exciting scene, yesterday. The rival chiefs were saluted with loud cheers on their entrance into the Ilouse of Commons. Disraeli was not prepared to constitute a Ministry ; his party was not equal, just at present, to the State emergency. This is the plain fact of the case. The members of the opposition approve of his course in refusing office, with Ireland, Central Asia, tho Alabama award and the budget estimates positively hostile, in confusion, unsettled, or unculculateJ. Gladstone has gained a point. The ballot box {Dust tell the remainder. NEW 1 | The City Charter and the Senatorial Solone?Much Ado About Nothing. After a long and vexatious delay the Sonate Committee on Cities liaH at last reported the New York city charter, with such amendments as it has seen fit to make to the bill as passed by the Assembly. We publish elsewhere in to-day's HkbaLd a full and complete account of these amendments, except such as are merely of a verbal and technical character. Some of them are desirable ; others are of doubtful expediency ; but they are not altogether of sufficient importance to warrant the long hesitation of the committee, and wc may therefore conclude that the bone of contention has been the appointing power. For some reason best known to themselves a mnjority of the committee felt dissatisfied with the plan for the distribution of the city patronage agreed upon by the Assembly, which provided for nomination by the Board of Aldermen and confirmation by the Mayor, and, in the event of a failure of the Exocutive to confirm, for election by the Mayor and Aldermen in joint session. The committee has therefore reported a new method, by wliinli if itt nrnnnuofl flmf ATuvnr uhn.ll nominate and the Board of Aldermen confirm; but if the Mayor shall neglect or rof'use to nominate within the time designated in (he charter for filling vacancies, or if the Board of Aldermen shall fail to confirm within five days from the date of nomination, then the Mayor, the President of the Board of Aldermen and the President of the Board of Assistant Aldermen shall, within three days thereafter, meet together and make the appointments by a majority vote. The three officers ore required to be present when the appointments are made; but if, after proper notice, cither of them shall absent himself from two consecutive meetings the other two are empowered at tho third meeting to appoint by their own votes alone. The Board of Assistant Aldermen is, of course, retained under the Senato amendments. It will be at once seen that the Senate ia Tin nViivTirrn i n nrinniulA if. ia nothing more than a shifting of the appointing power from one source to another, to suit some personal views or interests. There are some persons who insist, upon principle, that the Mayor should have the unrestricted appointing power, aud others who contend that the Mayor should appoint and the Aldermen confirm, trusting to public sentiment to prevent a deadlock between the two. The Senate's proposition is neither of these. While intended to be as partisan as the Assembly plan, it is neither so safe as a party measure nor so well justified by precedent It gives the Mayor no more power than he would enjoy under the Assembly bill, and if tho Governor is really opposed to the system of appointment determined upon by the Assembly he must certainly disapprove the substitute proposed by the Senate committee. Two republicans are associated with the Mayor as the appointing power, Alderman Vance and Assistant Alderman Wade; hence there is no pretence at non-partisanship in the Senate's plan. At the same time the Board of Aldermen, or the Assistant Board, might at any moment change its presiding officer and elect a democrat or a liberal who would act with the Mayor and cast the patronage of the city against the republican party. To provide against mm danger 11 wouiu oe necessary 10 give the power to the "present" Presidents of those Boards; thus, in fact, making designated individuals, and not public officers, the dispensers of the city patronage?a proposition that wonld be more unprecedented and more unjustifiable than any that has yet been made. There is no possibility of misunderstanding the meaning and intent of all these proposed amendments to the charter. The contest is wholly over the city offices. The twenty-fifth section of the Assembly bill was undeniably passed with the express object of giving the patronage resulting from the republican victory in this city to the republican party. Those who have sought to change that section in the interest of Mayor Havemeyer have done so with the open and honest avowal that the patronage shall not be used in the interest of. the republican party. The Mayor himself has not disguised his real objects. In fact, with the great political ends he has in view as to the future of the reorganized democracy and as to his own political advancement as its leading spirit, he could not afford to conceal his policy. He has, therefore, wisely placed himself on record as avowing that if given the power he will appoint democrats to office. It is on account of this declaration that Tammany Hall and the liberal republican organization so strongly denounce me Assemoiy pmn, anu mat the organs in their interest have railed against the attempt, to retain the twenty-fifth section in the interest of the republican party. Of course if they con succeed in breaking down the ^ republican movement and in depriving the republicans of the iruits of their victory it would be a fair party gain. But the opposition to the Assembly plan on the part of republican Senators can only nriso from considerations of personul interest and from a desire to make a market for thcmselvos and their friends with the appointing power. As between the propositions of the Assembly and the Senate, the former appears by far the least objectionable. Under the Senate plan, in cose of the rejection of the Mayor's nominations by the Board of Aldermen, the officers who would be subsequently appointed by the Mayor and <he two Presidents of the Boards of Aldermen and Assistants would be unknown to the people until their appoint ments bad been made. Tbeir merit* could not, therefore, be publicly canvassed in advance of their appointment. Under the Assembly plan the Aldermen would in the first place nominate officers who, if not confirmed by the Mayor, would bo elected by the same power that nominated them, and between the time of their nomination and the time of their election the citizens and the press would have ample opportunity to discuss their qualifications and to bring public sentiment to bear against them should they be unfit for the positions assigned to them. In tho first amended charter passed by the State Legislature April 7, 18110, it was provided in the twenty-first section that the Common Council should api?oint all the departments for the executive business of tho city. Mayor Ilavemeyer has himself testified that when the Common Council nominated officers to him, aud ho, as Mayor, confirmed or rejected lor reason such nominations, the system worked k well. The A^ttubly propo?itiou pot, rORK HERALD, FRIDAY. therefore, an innovation on any principle affecting the city government It was approved by many on the ground that the Aldermen represent the people more directly than docs the Mayor; that they are constantly brought into contact with and exeroise a general supervision over the acts of the several departments, while the Mayor is fully occupied with his other official duties without being hampered with the sole responsibility for all the appointments, or even with the task of originating nominations. The Mayor's duties are oertainly onerous enough. Ho signs, on an average, two hundred warrants a day, and the physical exertion of writing his name is great,, to say nothing of the labor of that supervision which Mayor Ilaverneyer has declared his intention to exercise over every warrant placed before him. He is a member of the Sinking Fund, of the Board of Health, of Revenue and Assessments, of the Quarantine Board and the Board of Emigration. lie is bound to cxamino all manures passed by the Common Council, and either approve or reject them. If these are good reasons why the Mayor should not be hampered with the duty and responsibility of dispensing the city patronage nt his will they are also good reasons why he should not be put to the trouble of originating nominations, as the Senate Committee propose, especially since such nominations would in all probability be rejected, and his time and labor thrown away. Since this charter discussion commenced it has been argued by some that the city govern ment should be modelled on the plan of the State government; that as the Governor appoints and the Senate confirms, so the Mayor should appoint and the Aldermen confirm. In fact, that the Aldormcn should have no greater power than the Senators. The comparison between the State and city governments ^pil not hold. The Governor represents the continuing power of the State, always in office and always exercising his functions, while the Senate is a temporary body only, limited to a one hundred days' session, called for a special purpose and without any general powers except those pertaining to legislation. The city of New York is a municipal Corporation, with corporate rights, powers, property and franchises. From time immemorial the power of government was vested in the city as a Corporation, such power being exercised by the Common Council as the representative of the Corporation. The Common Council of a UlUUlUipUl VJVI llXLU IUO uirectors of auy other corporation, is the governing body, exercising authority over all its affairs. The powers of the Board of Aldertnen arc continuous. When the Senate is noi in session the Governor necessarily exercises the appointing power alone; but the Common Council is always in session, and hence there can be no fair comparison between the two governments. Indeed, the arguments used against the Assembly system of appointments have only one real meaning?they are pleas against giving the city patronage to the republican party. There is no middle course to be pursued by Governor, Senate or Assembly. The charter is either to be republican or it is not. If that party cannot be trusted with the local goveru1 ment of the city then we must either give the patronage to Mayor Havemeycr and the democrats or go without a charter. This is the choice the Senate is called upon to make. If it rejects its com mittee's amendment and returns the charter in the shape in which it loft the Assembly it decides in favor of giving the control of the city patronage to the republicans. If it sticks to its committee's pioposition it will probably lose tho charter altogether and ran the risk of throwing away the fruits of the recent republican victory. The State of Relatione Between Spain and France. The two Latin race republics do not, to all outward appearances, at least, fraternize very cordially in sentiment or policy. They are either too near to each other territorially or not sufficiently intimate in their democratic communion. The governments at Versailles and in Madrid have just concluded an important correspondence relative to Corlism and its revolutionist efforts. Franoe complains of outrages which have been perpetrated against French citizens by officers of the government of the Spanish clerical Carlist chief, the euro of Santa Cruz. Sefior Castelar replies in a circular expressive of his regret at the occurrence of the facts enumerated by M. Thiers, and then takes point against France in the argument that most of the Corlists are equipped in France and derive the bulk of their supplies, in money and commissariat, from Fronch territory. The cure of Santa Cruz sojourned at Bayonne, passed thence into Spain, and was not interfered with when on French soil. Chriist troops in great numbers wear the uniform of French mobiles, and many Frenchmen of high rank are serving with the Spanish insurgents. The Madrid government has taken measures to put a stop to the commission of outrages against foreigners and neutral travellers in Spain. The mother and sister of the cure of Santa Cruz havo been seized as hostages. Tins Portland Prcas, referring to the appointment of ex-Senator Sawyer as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, thinks it is a ' 'good point in his favor that the reckless rascals who have involved Sonth Carolina in debt have been his foes." Let us see how he will light the "reckless rascals" in Washington when they make their assaults upon the Treasury. We trust he will prove a foeman worthy of their steal. We Publish a note from Mr. Charles T. Chester denying that the firm of which he is the surviving member ever proposed to accept any amount less than the full sum of their claim against the city for the construction of tho fire alarm telegraph. The payment of the claim was resisted by the Comptroller until a mandamus compelled its settlement ; but as the claim was a just one not a dollar less than the full principal and interest would tit any time have been accepted. Tiik Boston Globe, referring to the report that Senator Sumner would rovivo his obliteration resolves next Winter^ suggests thnt he had better let the subject drop. Not until he is wound round again in the robes of martyrdom prepared bv the,. Massachusetts Legislature. MARCH 21, 1873.?TRIPLE The Dominican Outrage on the British Flag. A cloud of miHfortnuo hangs oyer the burlesque Republic of St Domingo. The government of Bauz has committed an act which must Buroly result in serious difficulties with the British. The letter from our special correspondent, who was commissioned by the IIrbald to Visit and describe the Samanu Bay Company's purchase, published to-ilny, conveys the highly important information that the residence of the British Vice Consul at Porto Pluta was forcibly entered by a civil ana military force, under the direction of the Dominican Minister of Finance, and three citizens, enemies of Baez and opponents of the Samana sale, taken therefrom and thrown into a dungeon. The Consul acquainted his superiors of the outrage, and a British man-of-war was expected at Porto Plata to protest, in the Palmerstonian fowliinn fKrnnrrlt fliA rnruifh nf liAr l?ior guns. In the meantime it appears that Baez has approved the conduct of his people and has ordered tho prisoners of State to be brought to St. Domingo City. Our correspondent gives both sides of the story, the explanation of Governor Gonzales, who ordered

the arrests, and tho statement of Mr. Hamburger, the British Vice Consul, and from these it will be seen that the Dominican government has not only committed a grave offence, but o graver blunder. Of all the Powers having Consular representatives in tho Republic England was about the last that should have been offered an affront Not over-pleased with the eoquotting of the United States with the Dominican government, the hints of annexation and the Samana Bay acquisition, it will, no doubt, be a pleasant duty for the British Foreign Office to exact from Mr. Baez abundant satisfaction for the affront committed. But with this matter we have and should not have anything whatever to do. Baoz has mad a his bod oi trouble, and he can now lie in it If he imagines that the United States will protect him in his arbitrary acts he is much mistaken. Tho party of American citizens who have paid one hundred and fifty thousand dollars down for a- year's rent of Somana Bay represent themselves only; and while they have, undoubtedly, reserved rights, Mr. Baez must not for a moment suppose that the terms of their purchoso imply, if thoy do not specify, an American protectorate over the Republic. If any such idea possessed him whon approving the conduct of Governor Gonzales, as it seems to possess a large number of his followers, the sooner our Secretary of State dispels it the better. The Second Kqulnoctlal Gale. The second equinoctial gale of the season put in its appearance promptly yesterday and extended over a large section of oountry. The first attempt at a Spring storm last week was not a success ; but this seems to have been very general in its scope, and to have koan affundoH wit.Vi wiilAflnrriAil drivino Anil "?"I O heavy rains and strong winds. The report of the Woathor Bureau yesterday betokened rough weather over the Middle and Eastern States, and also in the Alleghany sections. The storm expanded itself over the lower lakes, with some snow, bat its violence was ?t most on the seaboard and along the leghanies. The result will very probably be to occasion a Spring freshet in the Ohio River, and possibly in some of the Eastern rivers, as it is almost too late for them to be sealed up again by cold. The dissolution of the snow and ice on tho slope of the Alleghonies cannot long bo delayed, and this rain storm may?probably will?set them all in motion. The telegraph tells us that the storm was attended with heavy snow from Chicago to Maine, and with hail, snow and rain in the mountainous parts of Pennsylvania. , To-day, according to the almanac, the sun, which has for threo months been on his northward course, crosses the Equator, making the night and day of equal length. One may now consider Spring fairly opened. As the days grow long aiyl the warmth increases our streets show a resumption of activity, while the business quarters of the city exhibit indications of an unusually lively trade. With the advance of Spring and approach or Summer onr city authorities should display greater vigor in the necessary work of cleaning the streets and putting them in condition to prevent all unwholosome smells and diseasebreeding exhalations. Winter and its inconveniences being past, we should also by every means hasten on those projects for rapid transit which promise in the future to remedy the evils of snow-choked streets and buried railway tracks, and make the daily journey from the nptown home to the downtown place of business a smaller tax upon time than that we now so unwillingly pay. Let Them Pajr Bach the Money. The Hon. Clarkson N. Potter says that by a refusal to sign the warrant for his back pay the amount remains in the Unitod States Treasury, where it honestly belongs ; but he had no occasion to tell us this. The point we made was, that unless Mr. Potter directs the Scrgeant-at-Arms to pay the money into the Treasury of the United States he can hereafter change his mind, sign the warrant and pocket his back pay. According to the act of Congress the money still stands to his credit on the books of the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the mero refusal to sign the warrant now will not place the five thousand dollars where he cannot reach it hereafter. We do not want to see Congressmen evade the issue, though wo acquit Mr. Potter of any such intention. Let them pocket the money or pay it over, so as to make a final disposition of it, that the publio may know where the money went. There is another point about this retroaetive pay steal which is worthy of attention. As soon as it became known that some of the members of Congress would refuse to take the money, the charity l>eggars began to overwhelm them with letters begging them to give the money to churches or to the Washington Monument. In nnotlwt column we print one or two specimens of those letters, that our readers may see how the integrity of Congressmen is constantly besieged. If tho Washington Monument is to be benefited by money taken from the Treasury of the United Stnta-i, let tho nmount bo appropriated by Congress, and expended in a way that the people may know that it was not thrown away. It is generally understood that the monument is sinking. If thiH be true it is scarcely honest. | to ask auybody to contribute towards its comL-ktioa. Xiw churcb-traildmg schemes 2 SHEET. worse even than the monumental suggestion, ' because they give Congressmen an excuse for keeping the money by supplying them with the pretence that they have given it away. Nothing will do except to pay it back into the Treasury, after the example set by Colonel Robert*. The Price of Hold. We are evidently going from bad to worse as regards the gold premium, if, indeed, the approach to specie payments and a consequent decline in the price of gold ia to be considered a blessing or desirable. The gold quotations are now pretty steady between 115 and 11G, being from 115$ to 115$. On October 31 last the premium was 112$ to 112$; November 30 it was 112$ to 112$; Decembor 31 it was 111$ to 112$; on January 31 it had gone up to 113$ to 113$; at the end of February there was still an advance, and now it nearly touches 116. Here is an important fact which our business men, the government and political economists would do well to consider. What is the cause of this steady rise in the faco of our surprising prosperity, profound peace and strength of the national credit? It cannot be attributed to Wall street cliques, specie-locking-up-speculators, or to any such extraordinary combinations as have existed at times heretofore. There is certainly a general cause independent of them, and, we think, independent of the government, though we by no moans look favorably upon the financial policy of the Treasury Department. The administration and its controlling majority in Congress may speak exultingly of the financial policy, or success, as they are pleased to term it, of the government; but that does not provent gold going up and the prospect of specie payments becoming less and less every month. Without going into the subject further at | present wo simply state a fact for the consideration of business men and those economical philosophers who love to ventilate their ideas on financial problems. Is New England Insensible to Corruption??The St Louis Republican avers that "the New Hampshire election is not very satisfactory to anybody," and adds that "if it proved anything at all, it is the little impression which the corruptions of the republican party at Washington have made on the masses in that New England State." In a matter of dollars and cents morality it is safe to say that the masses of New England arc encased in armor as pregnable as the people of any other section of the country. New England has almost exclusively furnished the South, with that pestiferous class of public plunderers, the carpet-baggers, and it would be strange if there are not some samples of the same race of political leeches still living at home, ready to wink at corruptions at Washington or elsewhere. But we should be sorry to see it affirmed that New England is insensible to official corruption and that she halts in a resolution to properly rebuke those of her sons who have perilled her honor by their connection with the scandals developed the past Winter in Washington. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Ex-Congressman James M. Ashley, of Ohio, Is at the Astor House. Judge H. Sturges, of Cooperstown, N. Y., Is registered at the Sturtevant House. Alonzo M. Vlti, Italian Consul in Philadelphia, is in town, at the Hoffman House. A Itobb lamily in Missouri have fallen heirs to an estate in Scotland worth two millions. Commander William D. Cushing, of the United States Navy, is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Lieutenant Colonel Ommanney, of the British Army, arrived yesterday at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. D. Mclnnls. Managing Director of the Great Western Kallroad or Canada, is at the Brevoort House. x>. r. iuiicuu uc Dili run, ui uir ixu&iiuui Dc^iition at Washington, has arrived at the UoOman House. Lieutenant CommJhder J. H. Tinkham, or the United States Navy, Is registered at the Hoffman House. Congressman E. L. Acker, of Pennsylvania, says he has a distinct recolieotion that he voted nay on the back-pay question. General William T. Clark, ex-Congressman from Texas, and Congressional Delegate J. 11. Chaffee, of Colorado, are at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Professor William E. McMaster has returned to this city after a successful Western tour with his lecture on "Dante and Michael Angclo." Ex-Congressional John Lynch, ot Portland, Me., has arrived at the St Nicholas Hotel. His friends are going to banquet John on thy 25th Inst. The widow of Sir Alfred Joseph Tichborne, whose estates are the plum Tor which the claimant fights, was married a few days since to a captain Wickham. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury F. A. Sawyer wfts born In Dolton, Worcester county, Mass., in 1822, and graduated at Harvard Id 1*44. It Is stated that he has some family relationship with Judge Richardson, the present Secretary. The Hon. Alexander Temple Fltzmaurice, son of the Earl of Orkney, Is soon to be married to a Mrs. RlddelL The gentleman is twenty-eight, while the bride-elcct is flfty-two years old. The lady being very rich, the gentleman can't be expected to give that Klddell up. President Thiers replied to a French politician who, In speaking of Spain, called her "a slsur republic" of France"You may say what you please, but she is a younger sister that may cause her elder to miss her marriage and prevent her from ever finding an establishment." Mr. O'Sulllvau. of the Ilrltish Museum, was re ccntly arrested us a lunatic in London. A pair of boots, carried under his arm, proved to the bobby" his identity with an insane fugitive, as the latter had an aversion to wet feet and always had with him a pair of nedal coverings to put on when those he had on became damp. Augustus Schell, being about to end his bachelor days, will resign the Presidency of the Manhattan Club. A very proper action will say all good wires whose bane is "the club." Those particular cronies of "Gum" Schell, Samuel J. Tliden and John Cochrane, are still bachelors, and are said to regard his matrimonial venture with anxiety. About fifteen years ago an Italian named Michael Canoemi was tried in this city lor the murder of Kugene Anderson. He was tried fear different times, and finally convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to the state Prison for life. Through the persistent efforts of his cnnnseL the Messrs. Mankman, however, he was nardomed in is?4 by the Governor of the state, and he at once returned to his native Italy, where he joined the army and gradually Oi)taiDC<i uuv jiiuwuuuu ?iacr naom^r uuiij aow he holds a colonel's commission ana 1b acting general. His ens* lasted seten years altogether, and Ida counsel avow that tbey have never doubted tils Innocent*. BURNING OF A OUTlOH SHIP. New okleans, March 20,1&73. The American ship Kuropa. bonce on the 7th Inst, for Liverpool, with a cargo of 3,47* bales of cotton, ftfto tierces of lard and i,000 staves, was totally destroyed by fire on the 15th, 300 miles off . southwest Pass. Tne loss Is estimated ?t #al6,ooo. Captain Fulton and the crewo tbo Kniopawere brought to .Southwest J'asa by the Uritish ship Sbarkeuloe. The Kuropa belonged to Houghton Hrotliers, of Batu. Me., and was registered 1.114 ,Uin?> 7 VIRGINIA. J The Lcglilature end Mute Authorities Yield to the Supreme Court In Refer" ence to the Funding Kill?Bond Coupon* Now Receivable for TueiA Blow Aimed at Northern Uondhold* era?More Political Strife Ahead. . Kichmond, Vs., Marrh 30, 1873. The General Assembly of Virginia, alter resisting for tliree months the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals, thus setting an example lor law-breakeffe to violate any statutes which do rot meet with their approval, have at last cousented that coupons made receivable for taxes under the Funding bill of 1871 shall be so received by the collecting officers ot the Commonwealth. The Audi tor 01 ruuiio accouiiui lu-uuy isaueu iu?iruciloni to these officers informing them that they might now proceed to obey the law, as a bill had been passed taxing State bonds at the rate of ftlty cents on the one hundred dollars, market value; This last was the expression of the vengeance which the General Assembly feels against Northern Dondholders, who are charged with procuring the passage of the Funding bill by Bribery and corruption, for it is etlcetive only as against them, as the Virginia holder of State bonds is exempt Irom listing them in the assessment 01 his property, and so only pays one tax. But the * Northern Bondholder must pay the tax upon his Virginia bonds as personal property in the State where he resides, and then submit to have them taxed here also. This tax is to be deducted at the Treasury when the interest Is paid, or retained in the hands of the collecting officers where coupons are taken lor taxes, but the holders of bonds with coupons receivable lor taxes still have the upper hand, for they will get all, or nearly all, the Interest due tuein by pussmg their coupons Into the hands of collecting otllcers, while all others win only get lour per cent this year and what the State pleases to pay hereaiter. Governor Walker would not approve the bill taxing bonds, on account of tins feature, but allows it to become a law In order that 110 further opposition may be made to tbe decision of the Supreme Court. LAYINO THK FOUNDATION FOR POLITICAL'TROUBLE. The General Assembly to-day proceeded to the election of county judges, to serve lor six years from January 1, 1874. The repuolican members entered their protest against the election, as a violation of the spirit 01 the coustltu ion, an unwarrantable and violent assumption of powor and an act destructive of the principles of free government. If the repuftllcans succeed In electing a General Assembly at the election to be held this Kali they will un "oubtedly elect a new set of judges who will be of their own way of thinking. 1'romment conservatives were oppose to this General Assembly anticipating and performing the work which properly btdongs to its successor, and the result of It, iu a certain contingency, Win oe two acts or county juukub, and chaos and confusion in all parts of the State. WEATHER REPORT. War Department, ) Office of the Chief hional Officer, j Washington, Mat ch 21?1 A. M. ) Probabilities. For Friday, throughout the Gulf States, cold, northerly winds will continue, with generally clear ( weather. In the South and Middle Atlantic states northwest winds, increasing to Brisk, with falling temperature and partly cloudy weather. For Northern New England winds will back to the west, with clearing weather by Friday afternoon; for the lake region generally westerly winds, cloudy and clearing weather. Cautionary signals continue at all stations oi? the Middle and East Atlantic coasts. The Weather In This City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes in> the temperature for the past twenty-four hours in comparison with the corresponding day of last, year, as indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut'a Pharmacy, IIkrald building:? 1872, 1873. 1872. 1873. 3 A. M 20 40 3:30 P. M 20 30 0 A. M 20 39 OP. M 22 35 0 A. M 22 89 9 P. M 18 35 12 M 26 38 12 P. M 10 35 Average temperature yesterday ZTX Average temperature for corresponding date lastyear ZIX MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTE8. At the first representation of the burlesque 01 "Don Giovanni," In London, one of the actors apostrophized a very pretty girl as "my spotted beauty," instead of "my spotless beauty." * Miss Jennie Lee, who has not had an important part in any of the plays produced at the Union Sqnare Theatre this Winter, appears in "Cousin Jack" on Saturday evening, in a part which gives scope to her abilities. The programme of a choir concert In London wav almost entirely llllod with the works of early English and Italian composers. The selections included examples from Lnca Marensie (1550-99), G. Converso (1580), Salvator Rosa (1015), Giovanni Croco (1500), CoreJll (1653-1713), Tartlni (1692-1770), Ferrcttl (1575), Pergolcsl (1710), C. Festa (1541), Samuel Wesley (1765-1837), Ward (1608), Wilbye (lb09) and others. The Vienna theatres are making preparations for gratifying visitors from all nations by performances peculiar to the countries represented. Among others a Russian Theatre is to be opened under the direction of Prince Oblensky and Count Markoff. The fallowing pieces are to ne periormed in the course ol the summer:?"The Death or Ivan the Terrible." "A Russian Marriage," "The Uoyard of the Sixteenth Century," "The Grave of Askold" and "The silver Prince." Every effort is to be made to give an accurate and lively representation at Russian costumes, songs and dances ut this thoatrey JOURNALISTIC NOTES. Tho Charleston Courier, the oldest Journal, with one exception, in the South, is to be sold at publio auction on the 3d of April. mill!Uei ru.ujti.ii, ioid \ji mo nuBtum uim Bulletin, in abont to start a paper in Worcester, to be called the Z>at/i/ Press. E. B. Cooke, founder of the WaAerbury (Conn.) American, Is just eighty years old. A BWIMDLIHQ DETECTIVE. A Bogus Philanthropist?New York aad Philadelphia Mulcted of Two Hundred Dollar* a Week?Forged Petition* from Switzerland and Elsewhere. Philadelphia, Pa.. March 20.1873. Detective Blom w?s arretted to-day in West Philadelphia on a charge of a long-practised imposition upon the people or that city. When arrested a paper was found upon him purporting to be a certificate from a Swiss Benevolent Society, signed by Rudolph Koradi, Consul, and Augustus 11. Wirz, Secretary, which gave authority to main to collect money lor the relief oi distressed people from Switzerland. Upon another paper war a list of subscriptions that had boon collect'-d to tho amount of three huudrclior four hundred dollars. Investigation being mode- It was discovered that the names to the certificates wens forgeries, and ihe evidence was conclusive tho* whatever funds Blom had coileated had been a spiled to his own use. He admitted that he hju played the same game In New York, and had tarried It on h. ?p? uccamUuUv f.?r some mantlis without exciting suspicion, and daring that time hart V>llected irom one hundrca aid llity t?two hundred dollars per week. Had he not coaflded his secret to another, in tho lu>pe that by increasing tha number of Impostors the proceeds would be cor- - ) respoudlngly nogmented, the scheme would proha- 1 blv have not been discovered for some time to conic; but this confidant informed the officers ol the law, and the Impostor cam* to gri*. He declared that fee had a family to support, and thought that as good a way as any to secure Un necessary means. obituary! Stephen H. Webb. Stephen,Hi VTebh, who formerly sorved as major in the United States Army, a son of the lata General Weblvorthe Revciptlopany Army,, died at Jacksonville, Fla., on the Utb instant.. Joseph F-. Randolph. Joseph F. Randolph, ao eminent American jnrtot aud. one of the most prominent citizens of New Jersey, men, airer a "?* ? "uuje i? Jersey Cltv, on Wednesday, the Wtih Instnnt. Ho 1 was a Judge of tue supreme Court for seven years. I From ls?7 to 184a he served In Congress irom New ' Jersey. He was a.memoer of the Mate convention I oi 1-mthai made the present State Constitution. He alw> figured prominently In the Peace emigres* ot l?V>. THE HEW 0BLEAH3 TAHQLE. j New Ohi ean?., March 20, 1873, The report of the Committee ot T*o Hundred to * their constituents will he submitted to-morrow. L The telegram of Mr. Casey to President Grant forms a conspicuous leature, in the report. The i committee reier to Mr, Lowell's reccut threat to e?\|..<? air. Casey. The tt'stitnont in the report the .s-naio Commlttre awakens inquiry, and the 19 citizens' Committee urge the necessity of it most [N searching investigation luto the New Orlcaua Cua* i torn House. j J

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